Steve Hartley, Steve Tandy and Ian Curley were all hailed as double winners during the 15th running of the Masters Historic Festival, but the true winners at Brands Hatch were the crowd who allowed back to enjoy two days of exciting racing under sunny skies in limited numbers. Alex Brundle, James Cottingham and Julian Thomas/Calum Lockie also triumphed in the three long-distance races on the programme. Andrew Haddon was also awarded the Tyrrell Trophy for Driver of the Weekend for his efforts in the Gentlemen Drivers race.
Ian Curley made it two from two in the Masters Pre-66 Mini races at the Masters Historic Festival as he fought off a fierce challenge from Nathan Heathcote. Heathcote had demoted Curley on lap 2 but halfway into the race Curley produced a string of fastest laps to reclaim the lead. He was left a huge advantage when Heathcote was forced to retire five minutes from the end.
Well behind the unleashed pair in front, six cars warred over third place, their order changing around every lap. This became second once Heathcote was out, and in the end their battle was cut short after Dave Edgecombe went off into the barriers to invoke the deployment of the safety car. With three minutes left on the clock, Curley was given the chequered flag as the winner.
Of the remaining five challengers, Ollie Streek eventually came out on top to claim second place ahead of Jonathon Page, Nick Paddy, Jo Polley and Dan Wheeler, in what proved to be another entertaining Mini race.